GL1100 Front Brakes


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GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby binder49 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:34 am



Hi everyone. I'm having a problem with the front brakes on my 1980 GL1100, they are dragging hard. I have switched to braided steel lines, and reuilt the master cylinder. Could the calipers be hanging up that much? I guess that would be the next step. But looking for advice.

Thanks

Mike



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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:58 am

The main cause is usually the return port inside the master cylinder. However, caliper slides and pistons that hang up and don't move easily can also cause the problem.

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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby tedmass » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:19 pm

Should we tell him how to fix this problem.Just curious :?:
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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:20 am

Have you checked the space between rotor and caliper? I belive its .7 mm.Maybe realign the forks?Regards,Johnyy

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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby tedmass » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:40 am

Admin is right The little hole
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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby binder49 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:00 am

I did align the rotor. I also cleaned the little hole when I rebuilt the master cylinder

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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby binder49 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:21 pm

Rebuilt the calipers, problem solved

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Mike

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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:17 pm

I thought it was the little hole.Regards,Johnyy

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Re: GL1100 Front Brakes

Postby miss-goldwing » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:15 pm

try this get up all the stuff you will need to bleed the brakes now go for a ride you will feel it draging more when it gets hot it took mine only a mile when its hot pull over and bleed it you should feel it loosen up then ride some more if it starts again pull over and bleed I only had to do this one or two times per ride after six or seven rides my draging was gone just dont let the brakes get to hot or rotors will be shot good luck hope it works for you




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